French fans give fabulous reception to ‘Les Bleus’ World Cup champions


Paris: France’s triumphant World Cup champions squad arrived back in Paris on Monday evening to be given a legend’s welcome by a huge number of euphoric fans along the Champs-Elysées Avenue.

Les Bleus arrived in Paris at Charles-de-Gaulle air terminal around 4.40pm to be welcomed by cheering airplane terminal laborers and a little assembling including the country minister for sports .

France’s World Cup champs touched base back home on Monday at the primary airplane terminal close Paris and were given a guard of respect from the fire detachment which splashed water over their plane.

Chief Hugo Lloris, flanked by mentor Didier Deschamps, was the first to emerge from the Air France flight, raising the well known brilliant trophy previously heading down the stairs and on to laid red carpet.

Hundreds of fans waited at the airport to greet their heroes but there were tens of thousands more thronging the Champs-Elysées Avenue in western Paris to await the team’s victory parade in an open top bus.

Fans began to file onto the famous avenue from around 2pm to get the best spot to view the players, whose performance on Sunday had sparked wild celebrations across the country.

The victory has helped foster a sense of national unity, with commentators playing up the fact the squad, the second-youngest in the competition, includes many with central and north African heritage, even if all but two were born in France.


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